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What road bike do you have?

Old 03-09-08, 08:38 PM
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Bye bye Veloce. You were nice, but too small.


Hi Schwinn. You're not as sexy, but you're made of Reynolds 853 and have all the same parts the Veloce did cuz that's where they came from.
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Nice shoes, you almost have Ronald beat.
They're all the rage here amongst the Ronald (or as he's called here Donald) fans!!
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finally got around to building up my bottechia carbon group buy

I apologize in advance for not having a white garage door available.

ultegra 6600 double group
ritchey pro stem/bars/seatpost (will eventually be replaced)
velo saddle (need to rework my butt before getting a better saddle)
easton circuit wheels with continental 4000s tires and continental light tubes
look keo classic pedals

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Here's mine, an OCR C1. The Giant booth even gave me an official water bottle at the Tour of Calif.
This is my first new road bike in 20.5 years. And fittingly (for my age), it's a "plush" bike. It feels great on the road. Got it this past December. And yes, it's spring time in California.

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This is one of the Kestrel Evoke frames from the group buy during the month of December. So far it's a great bike with no issues.
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Here's my first carbon bike: ZX3 with '06 Record group, '08 Centaur cranks, Quattros, Thomsons, Deda Newton bar, and Selle Italia.

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Originally Posted by steaktaco
Here's my first carbon bike: ZX3 with '06 Record group, '08 Centaur cranks, Quattros, Thomsons, Deda Newton bar, and Selle Italia.

sexy.. all it needs now is black chainrings and pedals. have them powder coated!
it'd look like the old Cannondale SR800 "Black Lightning" from '86.
All black everything, with gold accents.. man those were hawt.
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Originally Posted by GlassWolf
sexy.. all it needs now is black chainrings and pedals. have them powder coated!
it'd look like the old Cannondale SR800 "Black Lightning" from '86.
All black everything, with gold accents.. man those were hawt.
Yeah, the tires will be switched out with black/grey ones. But the chainrings definitely are unfortunate—I've decided to stick with campy cranksets from now on, always had a problem trying different shihit out.

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Originally Posted by steaktaco
Yeah, the tires will be switched out with black/grey ones. But the chainrings definitely are unfortunate—I've decided to stick with campy cranksets from now on, always had a problem trying different shihit out.

Addendum: Alternate pic:

Wow looks great! I'm building up an RS2 next month and going for a similar look, all black with maybe hints of silver/red. I like your stealt look!
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Originally Posted by steaktaco
Here's my first carbon bike: ZX3 with '06 Record group, '08 Centaur cranks, Quattros, Thomsons, Deda Newton bar, and Selle Italia.


Very sexy, does it have a sister????
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Old 03-12-08, 09:41 PM
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Just got the red. Requires constant cleaning with so much white

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interesting to know. I'm looking a a Kuota frame that's half blue half bright white.
Not that the info will sway me.. the color scheme is gorgeous.. but still good to know.

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ok ok just kidding


here is the white garage door shot, as required...2008 felt f55...got this baby tuesday after much debate...having put 50 miles on it...debate over...worth. every. penny.

btw...this was a gift to myself after dropping 100 (one hundred) pounds over the last 11 months and abusing my poor trek 1200...
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Originally Posted by ted ward
Just got the red. Requires constant cleaning with so much white
Man I love the "look" of a 595 white look!! sweet bike tedward!
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Old 03-13-08, 04:14 PM
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Picked up about 2 weeks ago.

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I like that trek a lot. well balanced
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That Trek is HOT!
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the seat tube on that trek looks odd, never noticed that before, but below the top tube and above the top tube, it doesn't line up.
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Originally Posted by darthcheese
btw...this was a gift to myself after dropping 100 (one hundred) pounds over the last 11 months and abusing my poor trek 1200...
Good job, congratulations.
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Here is my bike.

Upgrades I have done:

Mavic Ksyrium Equipe
Ritchey BioMax Handlebars
Fi'zi:k Aliante Saddle
Tacx Tao Bottle Cages

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My new Gunnar. I'm going to replace the cages with someone that doesn't shoot water bottles out, and hopefully find a sub 2-lbs stem. I've also added a frame pump since these photos.

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Originally Posted by Quijibo187
the seat tube on that trek looks odd, never noticed that before, but below the top tube and above the top tube, it doesn't line up.
That's the only thing about the new madone's that bugs me (aesthetically that is). I can't get over the fact that the seat tube & mast look like they don't line up. It could just be how it's painted along with the curves of the carbon making it look that way visually, but I can't tell. I don't think it's as noticeable in person though because they do look pretty nice when you're up close and personal.
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Old 03-14-08, 08:41 AM
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Here is my newest ride. It's my first endeavor into the world of Carbon Fiber. I know the comment of "flip it" will be coming, but coming from my relaxed-geometry Sequoia, it's already a steep drop. I need to get used to that first.



It is a 2007 Motobecane Immortal Pro, size 62, purchased from Mike at bikesdirect. I got it on a closeout steal of $850. Full CF frame/forks. 105/Ultegra group, FSA SL-K cranks, AC Victory wheels 24/28.

Since I paid a lot less than I was expecting (was originally thinking Tarmac Elite), I had some money left over for upgrades. I changed the Ritchey alloy parts that came on the bike with: FSA SL-K seatpost, FSA OS-99 CSI Stem, Profile Dromo Pro Carbon 'wing' handlebars, wrapped with Deda Elementi white bar tape. I also put on a white Specialized Avatar seat and a pair of Tacx Tao cages.

I have the Crank Brothers Quattro SL pedals from my Sequoia on there now. I'm trying to decide whether to buy a second set of them, or get 2 pairs of Look Keo's. I want the same pedal/cleat on both bikes. I'm also planning on a tire upgrade. Originally I was thinking of the Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp in black/white. I think it'd look sweet until I rode it once, then they would be dirty looking. So, I may opt for some Continental GP 4000s tires instead (the black ones with hollow silver lettering).

It still hasn't seen the road, because it's pretty sloppy outside, so my Specialized Sequoia has been the one getting dirty. There's a couple extra pics below as attachments, I didn't want to fill up the page linking them all.

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